Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective

Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective

by O. Abegunrin
     
 

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Since the Beginning of the twenty-first century Africa has become an increasingly important source of the United States energy imports and worlds deadly health epidemic HIV/AIDS, and one of the battlegrounds in the fight against terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa has become a major player to be reckoned with in the global affairs

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Since the Beginning of the twenty-first century Africa has become an increasingly important source of the United States energy imports and worlds deadly health epidemic HIV/AIDS, and one of the battlegrounds in the fight against terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa has become a major player to be reckoned with in the global affairs .here, Abegunrin takes a comprehensive look at the continents role in international politics today.

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"A detailed account of Africa in global politics with a special emphasis on its numerous problems and suggestions for resolution. The analysis is rich in its treatment of subregional and continental organizations such as the Southern African Development Community, for example. There is an equally detailed analysis of the role that Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from the racist apartheid in South Africa... the author offers a number of very useful suggestions for African progress and development... Recommended." - E. Conteh-Morgan, CHOICE

'Anchored in an historical context and a Pan-African perspective, Abegunrin analyzes the dynamic forces and issues that shape Africa's international relations in the 21st century. The cooperation and sometimes rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa in the pursuit of their national interests, that each claims to be informed by the collective interests of Africa, is astutely highlighted. The challenges of poverty, underdevelopment, democratization, politicized ethnicity, civil conflict, foreign exploitation and intervention, weak political leadership, corruption, militarization and the quest for peace, justice, security and the integration and consolidation of nations are probed from a Pan-African perspective. Abegunrin persuasively argues that 'African problems must be confronted and solved by African themselves. African leaders and governments should stop the attitude of self 'en-slavery' to the West.' This work illuminates the continuous relevance of the ideas of visionary Pan-Africanists like Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere for solving the problems of Africa in the 21st century.' - Mae C. King, Professor of Political Science, Howard University, USA, and author of Basic Currents of Nigerian Foreign Policy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230618909
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Olayiwola Abegunrin is Professor of International Relations and African Studies, Department of Political Science, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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